Rebecca Evans was born in South Wales and studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
At the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, she has sung Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Despina (Così fan tutte), Nannetta (Falstaff) and Johanna (Sweeney Todd). A regular guest at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, her roles there have included Ginevra (Ariodante), Nannetta, Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Zdenka (Arabella), Servilia (La Clemenza di Tito), Ilia (Idomeneo) and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro). Elsewhere she has sung for Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin, Opera de Lausanne, Scottish Opera and ENO. She has also established a major operatic career in America where she has sung for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Santa Fe Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and San Francisco Opera.
Engagements this season include Zerlina at Covent Garden, her role debut as Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) and Mimi for WNO. Her future plans include Ginevra in Oviedo, Governess at the ENO, Countess at the Ravinia Festival and Mimi at Covent Garden.
In concert she has appeared at the Salzburg, Edinburgh, Tanglewood and Ravinia Festivals and she is a regular guest at the BBC Proms. She has sung with the San Francisco Symphony with Tilson Thomas, the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Tate, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with Mackerras, the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra with Otaka. She has appeared in Gala Concerts with Bryn Terfel, Andrea Bocelli and with Luciano Pavarotti and she sang at the Gala Concert to celebrate the opening of the Welsh Assembly in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen and HRH The Prince of Wales.
In recital, she has sung at the Wigmore Hall, London; and the Barcelona, Ravinia, Buxton, Belfast and Beaulieu-sur-Mer Festivals.
A Grammy Award winning artist, she has recorded prolifically including Marzelline, Pamina and Gretel with Sir Charles Mackerras, Ilia with David Parry and Laila with Brad Cohen (Chandos); Nanetta with Sir John Eliot Gardiner (Philips); a series of Gilbert and Sullivan recordings with Sir Charles Mackerras and a solo recording of Italian songs (EMI). On television she has appeared on the BBC in ‘Maestro’, as Belinda (Dido and Aeneas) and as host of her own series ‘A Touch of Classics’.
BBC Music Magazine Awards 2010 Nominee